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Now a solo headline act all over the globe, Christian uses his improvisations, sharp wit, youthful energy, guitar skills and vocal mimicry to target histrionic rock bands, musical theatre and morose indie musicians with his charming onstage confidence machine-gunning impossibly catchy tunes with hysterical lyrical content. His solo Edinburgh Festival Show, ‘Lost In Music’ was sold out, critically acclaimed and was the winner of the 'Spirit Of The Fringe' Award.
In 1999 Christian started playing guitar and singing for the American comic polymath Rich Hall. High points included winning the Perrier Award in 2001 for "Rich Hall is Otis Lee Crenshaw", being on subsequent CD and DVD releases, seeing the world, appearing on stage with Seinfeld star Michael Richards and getting on Late Night with Conan O' Brien.
He was a regular on a BBC radio show with the Richard Herring, called That Was Then, This Is Now that was critically acclaimed
and lasted for 3 series. This led to a key role in Herring’s groundbreaking podcast, As It Occurs To Me which ran for three years and won a Chortle award for best internet comedy and appearances on Radio 2’s ‘Jammin’.
'So much biblical gusto and zest it is impossible not to be possessed by his optimistic persona' (Broadway Baby).
'If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re probably a Christian Reilly fan already' (The Guardian).
Manchester comedian and former regular contributor to XFM's breakfast show, Hayley Ellis has gone from strength to strength since she began performing in April 2009.
A regular MC at gigs around the country, Hayley's natural warmth and girl-next-door charm make her impossible to dislike, something which has become evident in her success in new act competitions throughout the UK.
'Small in stature yet big in energy, Ellis simply makes you laugh' (Giggle Beats)
'Warm and engaging, she's a refreshing, dissenting voice in the current female trend of twee, patchwork niceties' (www.viewsfromthegods.co.uk).
'The jokes are as cruel as they are funny, ie very... a class act indeed' (Chortle)
'Superbly crafted gags that showcase a vivid use of imagery and language... great wordplay, refreshing honesty and a wonderfully dark view of life' (Giggle Beats).
Hackney Empire finalist and runner up in Scottish Comedian of the Year 2010. Comedian and film-maker Rick Molland has been battling the ignorant masses for the last 5 years.
Further press quotes can be read below:
"Makes Richard Dawkins look like the Archbishop of Canterbury" Scotsman
"Molland is known to chew up agitators and spit them out again with furious authority" Evening News
"mesmerising... if its hard-hitting no-holds-barred comedy you're after then look no further" Evening News